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Quotations by author » Philip Sidney
English Statesman, 1554-1586
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A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage
Talent
A true knight is fuller of bravery in the midst, than in the beginning of danger.
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Alexander received more bravery of mind by the pattern of Achilles, than by hearing the definition of fortitude.
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All is but lip-wisdom which wants experience.
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Come Sleep! Oh Sleep, the certain knot of peace, the baiting-place of wit, the balm of woe, the poor man's wealth, the prisoner's release, the indifferent judge between the high and low.
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Commonly they must use their feet for defense whose only weapon is their tongue.
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Each excellent thing, once learned, serves for a measure of all other knowledge
KnowledgeLearning
Eagles we see fly alone; and they are but sheep which always herd together
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Either I will find a way, or I will make one
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Every occasion will catch the senses of the vain man and with that bridle and saddle you may ride him
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Fearfulness, contrary to all other vices, maketh a man think the better of another, the worse of himself.
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If you neglect your work, you will dislike it; if you do it well, you will enjoy it
Work
In forming a judgment, lay your hearts void of foretoken opinions; else, whatsoever is done or said will be measured by a wrong rule; like them who have the jaundice, to whom everything appears yellow
JudgementLies
It is great happiness to be praised by them who are most praiseworthy.
Praise
It is not good to wake a sleeping lion
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It is safest to be moderately base - to be flexible in shame and to be always ready for what is generous, good, and just, when anything is to be gained by virtue
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It is the nature of the strong heart, that like the palm tree it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened.
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Malice, in its false witness, promotes its tale with so cunning a confusion, so mingles truths with falsehoods, surmises with certainties, causes of no moment with matters capital, that the accused can absolutely neither grant nor deny, plead innocen
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Nothing is achieved before it be thoroughly attempted
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Nothing sooner overthrows a weak head than opinion of authority; like too strong liquor for a frail glass
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